New Alliance For Power Semiconductor Test Development Emerges In The Philippines

This agreement demonstrates Fastech’s broad capability in supporting Focused Test’s need for flexible manufacturing, logistics integration, and access to development laboratories for custom hardware/software (HW/SW) solutions thru its affiliate Center for Microelectronics Development (CMD).

Fastech Advanced Assembly Inc.(Fastech), Philippines and Focused Test Inc. (FTI, USA) announced that they have entered into an agreement to start the manufacture of a line of power discrete and analog Integrated Circuit Automated Test Equipment (ATE). This move brings FTI closer to its customers in Asia and establishes a second strategic manufacturing site in addition to its present headquarters located in Boulder Colorado USA.

Fastech, based in Laguna Province, Philippines, is currently one of the country’s well established Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) companies, which along with its corporate affiliate the Center for Microelectronics Development (CMD), offers a unique set of resources and capability. Fastech’s long manufacturing experience and broad portfolio in power semiconductor device manufacturing for silicon, SiC and GaN devices together with CMD’s development and laboratory capability in microelectronics, can greatly help its customers like FTI provide a flexible manufacturing set up, development of custom ATE solutions and provide a close-to-market service response.

About Fastech

Fastech, operates in the OSAT industry in the Philippines. It produces various discrete and integrated circuits packages for power, analog and sensor applications. The company offers various products used in electronic systems, including products that are used in hi-rel applications, such as TVS, Diodes MOSFETS, IGBT and power modules. The company has a broad portfolio and developed processes for Si, SiC and GaN based devices used in hi-power, and fast switching applications. Fastech also offer a complete line of manufacturing services for the RF and Microwave communications markets. It manufactures, components, modules and systems such as mixers, isolators, circulators, oscillators, amplifiers and converters. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Cabuyao, Laguna Philippines.

About Center for Microelectronics Development

CMD provide customers access to a unique combination of resources such as laboratories, people and EDA software tools. The CMD has a school-campus based laboratory located adjacent to the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities (FAITH) in Tanauan City Batangas. It works closely with FAITH’s School of Technology Engineering department. Started in 2012, the CMD has grown and has become a key source of “sought-after” trained IC design engineers. It has since then formally opened its services to the industry and partner companies from 2016.

About Focused Test Inc.

Focused Test Inc. (FTI), based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, designs, manufactures and supports a family of power discrete and IC test systems. It operates a subsidiary company in the Philippines, Focused Test Philippines Inc., which has an Asia engineering support and logistics center in Cabuyao, Laguna, Philippines. FTI’s goal is to offer targeted test solutions that meet our customers’ needs for low-cost test equipment for specific product segments. FTI provides the lowest acquisition price and highest throughput, along with an impressive array of test engineering tools. FTI offers test solutions for Si, SiC and GaN power devices and our capabilities span engineering characterization, reliability test, wafer sort and final test applications.